Toys taken from grave returned

Chris Finney'Pictured with the cars that were stolen from a grave side'PA1145-8
Chris Finney'Pictured with the cars that were stolen from a grave side'PA1145-8

TOY cars which were taken from a family grave in Bridlington have been returned.

They had been put on the grave of Clayton Finney, four, who died in a car crash near Rudston in 2002, together with his one year old brother Christopher and their mother Yvonne.

They are buried in Bridlington Cemetery, where their father Chris and his present family had placed toy cars on the grave for Clayton, who he described as “car mad” as a child.

After reading a report about their disappearance in last week’s Free Press, a parent – who did not want to be identified – contacted the Free Press to say he believed his seven-year-old son had picked up the toys without realising their significance.

Since reading the paper, the boy had been very upset and they wanted to return them.

They were delivered to the Free Press where Chris Finney collected them.

“We are all absolutely delighted they have come back, overjoyed. We will be putting them back on the grave when we make our regular visit on Sunday,” said Mr Finney of Windsor Crescent.